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    Cost, comfort drive ghost brands' reappearance

    Hey, Brothers, Can You Spare a Cough Drop? (NYT)

    What is it with fraternal ties and ticklish throats? [....] Now, the vintage Smith Brothers brand of cough drops is poised to try a comeback, keeping its familiar brand symbol of a pair of bearded brothers and expanding into a line of health and wellness products.
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    The campaign is an example of an effort to breath new life into what is known as a ghost brand: a once-popular mainstay among packaged goods that fell dormant or out of favor because of a loss of consumer interest and advertising spending. Some ghost brands disappear from stores altogether, while many others remain but are banished to bottom shelves in supermarkets or drugstores and get little or no marketing support.

    Other examples of ghost brands include Aim, Ammens, Aqua Velva, Armour, Breck, Brylcreem, Bromo-Seltzer, Brut, Camay, Close-Up, Comet, Duncan Hines, Fab, Hydrox, Kretschmer, Lava, Log Cabin, My-T-Fine, Noxzema shave cream, Oxydol, Parkay, Pepsodent, Pert Plus, Prell, Schlitz, Spic and Span, Sure, Vitalis and White Rain.
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    much more at links

    Any "ghost brands" you'd like to see make a comeback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Hey, Brothers, Can You Spare a Cough Drop? (NYT)


    much more at links

    Any "ghost brands" you'd like to see make a comeback?
    Prell! About a year ago, my husband noticed that Prell was disappearing from the stores. So he ordered 3 cases of it. He's convinced it's the only shampoo that makes his hair look just right ; ). I, personally, would kill for a few bottles of Lanvin's Spanish Geranium.

    BTW, vermontcountrystore.com occasionally orders special runs of ghost brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morag View Post
    Prell! About a year ago, my husband noticed that Prell was disappearing from the stores. So he ordered 3 cases of it. He's convinced it's the only shampoo that makes his hair look just right ; ). I, personally, would kill for a few bottles of Lanvin's Spanish Geranium.

    BTW, vermontcountrystore.com occasionally orders special runs of ghost brands.
    I receive Vermont Country Store catalogs in the mail...

    Fun to look through!


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    The best hand lotion ((non sticky non greasy)) that was very soothing was Italian Balm -- the company got bought out by Purex and brand just disappeared

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Campana_Company
    Just My Opinion

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    Parkay's no longer a thing, btw? I could swear I just bought a tub of that last Tuesday.

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    Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific, the original scent Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner.

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    Fresca

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    Gotta get some Evening in Paris.
    All statements are my opinion only.

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    Pert Plus -- green, smelled alright, + cheap = good enuf for my head.

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    I miss Dexedrine nasal inhalers
    England's dancing days are done...


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    Hold cough drops. You can find them on the internet, but no stores carry them. And I loved Pert Plus!
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Blackjack, Beeman's and Clove gum.
    Dryad Deodorant
    Protein 21 Shampoo

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    Sen-Sen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    Sen-Sen.
    I had to google that lol. I had never heard of it.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Nu-Grape

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